1. Reduction math problem

Hi, I'm trying to solve this very simple reduction problem, but I just can't get my head around it.

Here it goes:

xy + x^2 / xy

It's supposed to be reduced, and my best bet is that the solution is
x/y but I'm not sure at all..

Any help appreciated!

2. xy + x^2 / xy

I will assume that you mean xy + ((x^2) / xy)

If that is the case, xy + x/y -----> x(y + (1/y)) this last one not as nice..

Is this what you wanted? Explain please.

-Andy

3. Originally Posted by David T
Hi, I'm trying to solve this very simple reduction problem, but I just can't get my head around it.

Here it goes:

xy + x^2 / xy

It's supposed to be reduced, and my best bet is that the solution is
x/y but I'm not sure at all..

Any help appreciated!
$\displaystyle xy+\frac{x^2}{xy}\Rightarrow{xy+\frac{x}{y}}$

Combining fractions we get $\displaystyle \frac{xy^2+x}{y}=\frac{x(y^2+1)}{y}$

4. Originally Posted by David T
Hi, I'm trying to solve this very simple reduction problem, but I just can't get my head around it.

Here it goes:

xy + x^2 / xy

It's supposed to be reduced, and my best bet is that the solution is
x/y but I'm not sure at all..

Any help appreciated!
Ok, I won't do it the way the other ones did it

$\displaystyle \frac{xy+x^2}{xy}=\frac{x(y+x)}{xy}=\frac{y+x}{y}= 1+\frac xy$

5. Originally Posted by Moo
Ok, I won't do it the way the other ones did it

$\displaystyle \frac{xy+x^2}{xy}=\frac{x(y+x)}{xy}=\frac{y+x}{y}= 1+\frac xy$

You know what? You are actually probably right in guessing that is what the poster meant. Sharp eyes

6. Originally Posted by Mathstud28
You know what? You are actually probably right in guessing that is what the poster meant. Sharp eyes
It's not me, it's you who look for complicated things

However, I agree on one point : the OP didn't write the text clearly...

7. Thanks for all the input guys!

Moo your answer was what I was looking for, thanks a lot!